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jade cylinder with square shaped exterior and round interior, shallow relief carver on each side, possible representing zoomorphic designs that have been worn off. Dark jade material with many striations and mottles. Come in custom-designed silk box enclosed in a fine hardwood box. The inscription on wooden box indicates that the object was once part of the Duan Fang collection in late 19th century. Duan Fang was a Manchu stateman and reknowned antiquarian. His inscription date the object to the Zhou period. Recent archaeological work suggests that the object was probably made in the late 3rd millennium B.C.E. and remained in circulation by Shang period of the late 2nd millennium B.C.E.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Jade cong cylinder with low relief design
8700 BCE
Gift of the Estate of Agnes E. Meyer
1971/2.102

Y. Verne
Voodoo Ritual
20th century
Gift of Dr. James L. Curtis
2011/2.187
wood handle covered with copper and camwood powder
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Ritual Sword
1895 – 1905
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1985/1.157
Dark wood, swirled design on the top, decorated with three heads, one on top and the other two lower.
Staff
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.80
A lighter wood with a semi-matte finish. A woman figurine on the top, hands on her thighs and a bun on top of her head.
Yaka (Yaka (Kwango-Kwilu region style))
Staff
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.79
ceremonial jade ge dagger-axe, pointed blade on one end and squared tang for hafting on the other. It was broken and mented in the middle. Traces of cinnabar, red mercury sulfide, remain on the jade surface, indicating it probably came from a Shang elite burial in China. The jade material was probably fire treated to create the bony look.  <br />
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Dagger-axe (Ko)
8400 BCE
Museum purchase from the collection of Max Loehr
1960/2.119

Ritual Mask
1900 – 1971
Museum Purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1971/2.43
An oval wooden face made of dark shiny wood with a textile braid of hair all around, wrapped tight to the head. The eyes are slightly shut and the mouth is open.
Dan
Face Mask
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.24
Wine drinking goblet or beaker with a wide, trumpet-shaped mouth, narrow, banded waist, and flaring foot. The slender silhouette of the vessel suggests a date towards the end of the Late Shang period. The body is decorated with Tao-tie mask design, divided by the elaborate raised flanges. An inscription is found inside the flaring foot, presumably the name of the person that the vessel is dedicated.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Gu (libation goblet, one of a pair with 1948/1.117)
8700 BCE
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.118
Wine drinking goblet or beaker with a wide, trumpet-shaped mouth, narrow, banded waist, and flaring foot. The slender silhouette of the vessel suggests a date towards the end of the Late Shang period. The body is decorated with Tao-tie mask design, divided by the elaborate raised flanges. An inscription is found inside the flaring foot, presumably the name of the person that the vessel is dedicated or the clan emblem.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Gu (libation goblet, one of a pair with 1948/1.118)
8700 BCE
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.117
square ding (ting) tripod with four legs, the body as well as the upper portion of the four legs is decorated with "t'ao-t'ieh" zoomorphic design. One of the leg was recast after the rest of the body has been completed, thus had a less refined craftmanship and joint line at its base. The double loop handles are also decorated with zoomorphic design. A group of three inscription is cast on the upper portion of the interior wall, which reads as Fu (father) Ji (day name), followed by an symbolic representation of a chariot, possibly a clan emblem. The interior is plain, the animal bone remains attached to the bottom and variations in patina patterns with a line running through the middle indicates that the vessel was once filled with cooked meat offerings, presumably in a Shang elite burial in late second millennium B.C.E.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Fang ding (“square tripod” cooking vessel) with taotie mask and gui dragon design
8800 BCE
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection
1961/2.82
A 'mani' or prayer wheel, a common ritual object used in Tibetan Buddhism: a device made a handle (here a simple wooden stick) supporting a hollow cylindrical drum on a spindle. A small metal weight, attached to one one side of the drum with a cord, allows the wheel to spin with a slight rotation of the wrist. The drum in his case is of hammered metal, with incised patterns of Buddhist auspicious symbols.
Tibetan (Tibetan (culture or style))
Prayer Wheel (Mani Wheel)
1833 – 1932
Gift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922
1983/1.423
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